The Center for Relational Recovery specializes in treating the following issues:
These overarching principles guide treatment at the Center for Relational Recovery in the following ways:
- We believe that early childhood attachment experiences with parents and other caregivers significantly shape a child’s emotional and relational development, including their perception of themselves (self-perception) and their perception of themselves in relationship to others.
- The attachment patterns learned in childhood play out in the life of the individual as they mature into adulthood. These attachment patterns show up in the person’s relationships with others. They also show up in the therapeutic relationship.
- Therapists have their own attachment patterns, learned in childhood, that also inform how they interact relationally with others and show up in the therapeutic relationship. For therapists to be effective, they must be aware of their attachment patterns and relational dynamics and embrace a process of ongoing growth and maturity. Therapists are not relational “gurus,” but are instead fellow journeyers with their clients, learning and growing equally as a result of the therapeutic relationship.
- Healing occurs through being able to explore internal feelings and realities, including past wounds and deep places of pain, terror, anxiety and fear, while being emotionally held in the safe space of the therapeutic relationship.
- Healing occurs through the relational experiences that challenge what was learned in childhood and open clients to a new way of knowing and being know. Group therapy provides a space for these types of new relational interactions to be experienced. It provides a place to practice vulnerability, experience acceptance, learn to ask for needs to be met and to receive from others. Treatment at the Center for Relational Recovery is group therapy based.